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Pictures Adapted from Published Sources on Wampum

Huron Belt
The Huron Wampum Belt commemorates the 1683 agreement between the Hurons and Jesuit missionaries for the construction of the first wooden church on Huron Lands. Adapted from The Native Americans. Edited by B. & I. Ballantine. 1993.

Covenant Belt
The Great Chain, or Covenant Belt, is generally thought to be a belt presented by the U.S. government to the Iroquois in 1794 at the Pickering Treaty at Canandaigua, N.Y. The human figures, each li nked by a wampum belt, form a chain of friendship, representing the alliance between the thirteen states and the Iroquoian confederacy. Adapted from The Native Americans. Edited by B. & I. Ballantine. 1993.

King Philip
Wampanoag Chief Metacom, son of Massasoit, was known to his European contemporaries as "King Philip." Adapted from a lithograph by T. Sinclair appeared in Events in Indian History, 1842.

Unprovenienced Belts from Southern New England
Unprovenienced Wampum Belt and Headbands from Southern New England. Adapted from Diar y of King Philip's War 1675-1676 by Col. B. Church. 1975.

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